CERT Team Information
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North Smithfield Emergency Management proposes to train a CERT team in each neighborhood, starting in 2007 A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of 10 to 20 citizens trained and certified by the NSEMA to provide emergency assistance in their own neighborhood for the first 72 hours following a disaster. They could be activated for:
Severe winter storms
Woodland fires near the city
Civil disturbances or other calamities
Hazardous materials spills
Neighborhood Crime Watch